Cistanthe umbellata (syn. Calyptridium umbellatum)

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Lori S.
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externmed wrote:

Anyone growing Calyptridium umbellatum outdoors in the north or northeast usa?  Would be tempted to try in a sandbed or dry scree.
Charles Swanson MA USA z6a

Re: growing it in "the north", it grows here too, though I can't claim to grown plants as spectacular as those shown in this post.

Calgary, Alberta, Canada - Zone 3
-30 C to +30 C (rarely!); elevation ~1130m; annual precipitation ~40 cm

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Thanks for info. on this really cute plant.  Will try it here myself.  Only wonder what kind of overall survival we'll have here this winter, with an extremely warm fall. Temps springing back and fourth between 5 F and 50F.  With no snow cover yet.  I did some mulching with pine needles after spraying some plants with a fungicide, Daconil.
Charles Swanson MA USA

NE Massachusetts (New England) USA  zone 6 (5B to 6B)

gardens visited, photographs:

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One of a good colony of plants found in Yosemite in June 2007.  Quite a deep pink form.

Calyptridium umbellatum

Cliff Booker A.K.A. Ranunculus
On the moors in Lancashire, U.K.
Usually wet, often windy, sometimes cold ... and that's just me!

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Not bad, Cliff!

Rogaland, Norway - with cool, often rainy summers  (29C max) and mild, often rainy winters (180 cm/year)!

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I second that!

Doreen Mear
Middle of South Island, New Zealand, in the rain shadow of the Southern Alps.
Continental climate, rare snow cover,
670 mm rain p.a.

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When I look at Cliff's photo, I get the impression, that the photo is of Cistanthe monosperma. A closely related species and hard to separate from Cistanthe umbellata without a key.  See this posting about it

Then again, I've been mistaken before. :rolleyes:

From the High Desert Steppe
of the Great Basin and the Eastern
Escarpment of the Sierra Nevada Range
Located in Reno/Sparks,NV  zone 6-7
John P Weiser


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